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Austin Butler's New 82% Movie Extends Stellar 5 Year Rotten Tomatoes Streak


  • Austin Butler continues his hot streak with The Bikeriders, earning positive reviews and a high Tomatometer score.
  • The movie showcases Butler’s rise in Hollywood through excellent decisions in choosing projects and landing major roles.
  • Critics praise The Bikeriders for its cast performances, direction, and bringing a true story to life, solidifying Butler’s success.

Austin Butler stars in The Bikeriders, and the movie’s reviews help him extend a stellar Rotten Tomatoes streak from the last few years. The actor has risen to prominence in Hollywood in recent years thanks to a series of excellent decisions and landing major roles. The Bikeriders is the latest movie to give Butler a leading or major role. The 2024 movie directed by Jeff Nichols puts the actor in the lead role as Benny, a member of a Chicago biker club that transforms into a dangerous crime organization. The Bikeriders‘ cast puts Tom Hardy, Jodie Comer, and others around Butler.

There are many reasons why The Bikeriders has been so eagerly anticipated by movie fans, but Austin Butler’s continued rise is one of the biggest. He is on an incredible hot streak with choosing projects that are either critically acclaimed, financially successful, or even both in several cases. Even before most are given the opportunity to watch The Bikeriders in theaters or on streaming, reviews have already been quite positive. The film’s 82% Tomatometer score on Rotten Tomatoes means Austin Butler’s impressive run continues.


The Bikeriders’ True Story & Real-Life Inspiration Explained

Tom Hardy and Austin Butler’s crime drama The Bikeriders is based on a true story, using a very well-researched, immersive book as inspiration.

The Bikeriders Is Austin Butler’s Fourth Straight Fresh Movie On Rotten Tomatoes

Critics Have Been Loving Austin Butler’s Movies

With 51 reviews accounted for on Rotten Tomatoes, The Bikeriders‘ Rotten Tomatoes score already reflects the mostly positive consensus about the film. The final number could change as more reviews are submitted, but a sudden wave of negative reviews that drives down the RT score is not expected at this point. Critics have been quite united in the praise for the cast’s performances, Nichols’ direction, and how the movie brings the true story to life. This means that The Bikeriders should be locked in as another movie with a “Fresh” rating on Rotten Tomatoes for Austin Butler.

The Bikeriders‘ Rotten Tomatoes score gives Butler four consecutive films with “Fresh” ratings. After some rough years with critics and his movies, the actor’s role in Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time In… Hollywood represented a change. He followed up the small role by leading Elvis, playing the villain in Dune: Part Two, and then tackling The Bikeriders. All four of these movies have scores on Rotten Tomatoes that are at or above 77%. They are his four highest-rated movies on Rotten Tomatoes as a result.


Release Date


Once Upon A Time In… Hollywood

July 26, 2019



June 24, 2022


Dune: Part Two

March 1, 2024


The Bikeriders

June 21, 2024


The Bikeriders Caps Off Austin Butler’s Great Trio Of 2024 Projects

He’s Dominated The Big & Small Screen

Austin Butler as Buck Cleven Wearing a Tank Top in Masters of the Air

The Bikeriders‘ release and positive reviews solidify what has been a great 2024 for Austin Butler. His role in Dune: Part Two saw him become a truly terrifying villain as Feyd-Rautha. It also became the highest-grossing movie and highest-rated film on Rotten Tomatoes in his career. The Bikeriders might not beat either of those records, but it is also bound for some levels of success. Both films could even wind up in the 2025 Oscars race in different categories.

In addition to these two movies, Austin Butler also was the star of HBO’s Masters of the Air series. The companion show to Band of Brothers and The Pacific was also widely praised, earning an 85% Fresh score on Rotten Tomatoes and expanding his Fresh streak to TV. Whether it is the big screen or the small screen, Austin Butler has been one of the biggest, most successful, and most praised actors of the year. The Bikeriders caps off this impressive run, as the actor has no other projects slated for release in 2024 after it.

The Bike Riders Movie Poster Showing Jodie Comer, Austin Butler, and Tom Hardy With a Motorcycle Gang

The Bikeriders

Jeff Nichols

Release Date
June 21, 2024

Jeff Nichols

116 Minutes

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